A Tribute To The 1950's TUDOR Divers' Watches

A Tribute To The 1950's TUDOR Divers' Watches A Tribute To The 1950's TUDOR Divers' Watches

A Tribute To The 1950's TUDOR Divers' Watches

Named after the year in which the first TUDOR divers' watch waterproof to 200m, reference 7924 or "Big Crown" was introduced, the TUDOR Black Bay Fifty-Eight collection pays homage to the original model whilst presenting both aesthetic and manufacturing techniques that are consistent with today's more rigorous requirements.

Among other aesthetic allusions to the original model, the TUDOR Black Bay Fifty-Eight has a 39mm diameter case, in keeping with the characteristics proportions of the 1950s. It is aptly proportioned to suit slim wrist, those who prefer more compact watches, and, of course, vintage enthusiasts. 

Evocative of a time when TUDOR divers' watches were first being made, finishing touches in gold have been applied to the hour markers, hands and minute track of the black and steel bezel. The winding crown tube is in satin-brushed steel, in keeping with the style of the case and winding crown, which bears the TUDOR logo in relief.

Fitted with a Manufacture Calibre MT5402, designed to ensure robustness, longevity and reliability, the TUDOR Black Bay Fifty-Eight boasts a 70 hours power reserve and is certified as a chronometer by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

The bracelet of the TUDOR Black Bay Fifty-Eight is inspired by the folding riveted bracelets of the TUDOR watches produced in the 1950s and 1960s, which were famous for having visible river heads that attached the links, as well as a stepped construction. These two aesthetic details are incorporated into the bracelet of the Black Bay Fifty-Eight model, integrating modern manufacturing methods using sold links. An additional brown leather strap with folding clasp is also available for the model.

The Essence of Black Bay Fifty-Eight "Navy Blue"

Ever faithful to its long tradition of blue sports watches, TUDOR also offers a "Navy Blue" version of its Black Bay Fifty-Eight model.

With a blue dial and bezel first being introduced to TUDOR divers' watches in 1969, the other sports watches in the collection were soon attired in blue, immediately creating a lasting aesthetic hallmark know as "TUDOR Blue". Adopted by the French navy for its TUDOR divers' watches during the 1970s, this livery became part of the collective imagination.

The TUDOR Black Bay Fifty-Eight "Navy Blue" follows in this tradition thanks to its navy blue dial and bezel insert. Available on a stainless steel bracelet or blue leather strap, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight "Navy Blue" is fitted with a Manufacture Calibre MT5402, and like all models in the Black Bay range, adopts TUDOR's characteristic "Snowflake" hands.

The Spirit of Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925

Showcasing two firsts for TUDOR divers' watches - a 925 silver case and open case back - the TUDOR Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 reinforces the dual aesthetic language of the model, midway between the legacy of a robust tool-watch and a precious object.

The us of 925 silver is a first for a TUDOR divers' watch, and the composition of the chosen alloy is a secret that the brand keeps close to its chest: the properties of which are such that use does not affect the appearance of the case. Entirely satin-finish for a matt effect, it possess and unexpected incandescent brilliant, which can best be admired on the wrist. Its extraordinary texture lends a precious aura to this model, accentuated by its open case back, which enables an appreciation of its Manufacture MT5400 Calibre.

The silver case of the Black Bay Fifty-Eight is also accentuated by its dial, which is taupe in colour, and its matching bezel insert. Numerous silver details add the finishing touches to this model's delicate face, especially the famous "Snowflake" hands, one of TUDOR's hallmarks since 1969, as do the graduations and text.

The TUDOR Divers' Watch

The history of the TUDOR divers' watch dated back to 1954 with the launch of reference 7922. Waterproof to 100 metres (330ft), it is the first born in a long line of "divers". Affordable, robust, reliable and precise, it is representative of the philosophy of a tool-watch of the brand. The seven decades following its introduction have witnessed the constant improvement of this TUDOR divers' watch and those that have gained unanimous acclaim from professionals in the field, including some of the greatest military navies in the world.

TUDOR Watches at Brufords in Eastbourne

At Brufords we are proud to be an Official TUDOR Retailer. Visit us online or at our showroom situated in The Beacon, Eastbourne where our team of TUDOR watch experts are on-hand to help you choose a watch to last a lifetime.


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